I, like everyone else I know, am very excited for the return of Arrested Development. Netflix has launched a thorough marketing campaign promoting the release of the long-awaited new season on May 26th. Of all the “best of” videos (and there are many and they’re all hilarious), the posters, the trailers and even the email I received yesterday from “Gob@netflix” with the subject line: “The Final Countdown”, Dr. Tobias Funke’s audition reel is by far the best use of social media marketing in the campaign.
Netflix created the website www.insertmeanywhere.biz and “loaded” it with Dr. Funke audition reels, stills, character portrayals and of course, double entrendees. Visitors are invited to download the images and “insert them” into movies. We’re promised that Dr. Funke’s “bits will startle you”.
So far, Dr. Funke’s acting career has proved to be nothing but a disappointing mess, and he’s still clearly looking for that big part to finish himself off. Things may be getting better though for the world’s first analrapist. It seems he’s gotten a few gigs in the last seven years since we last saw him on Arrested, notably a commercial for Mango juice where he enthusiastically pronounces the benefits of the product because it’s like having “A man-go in your mouth”. Here’s hoping Dr. Funke’s acting career finally “blows” up.
The SMARTEST PEOPLE EVER are petitioning the US govt to make R Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” the national anthem. Excerpts from the petition include: “We, the undersigned, would like the Obama administration to recognize the need for a new national anthem, one that even a decade after its creation, is still hot and fresh out the kitchen.”
The timeless classic turned 10 years old on January 22, 2013.
Sign it here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-national-anthem-r-kellys-2003-hit-ignition-remix/Rm8SC7FP
If this guy doesn’t help you smile, I can’t help you.
Oh, and of course there are photos from Drake’s bar mitzvah. Of course there are!
“I need a rear-view mirror.” A starstruck JLaw meets Jack Nicholson for the first time when he interrupts her post-Oscar interview.
From a recent New York Times article on the changing face of Brooklyn real estate: “With an increase both in density and in the atmosphere of busy professionalism, Brooklyn no longer feels as carefree as it did, said Ari Wallach, a futurism consultant.
‘There is more looking down, less eye contact,’ said Mr. Wallach, 38. ‘The difference is between the first three days of Burning Man, when everyone is ‘Hey, what’s up?’ to the final three days of Burning Man, when the tent flaps are down. Brooklyn is turning out to be the last three days of Burning Man.’”
Not sure if you caught that, so pay attention, please: Ari Wallach is a FUTURISM CONSULTANT. He is comparing the Brooklyn lifestyle to BURNING MAN. LOL.
Check out the article for more. It’s an interesting piece. With constantly rising real estate prices in Toronto, I wonder if Hipsturbia could happen here too?